Recipe: Gnocchi Sardi With Carmelized Onions, Leeks and Swiss Cheese

This recipe is actually derived from a German Homemade Spaetzle recipe, which is pretty easy and fun to make. I substituted Gnocchi Sardi (Cayuga Pure Organics’ Tent / McCarren Park Greenmarket) for the spaetzle and added leeks.

It really doesn’t get easier or more delicious.

Preheat the over to 350.

Boil a box of pasta in salted water. It doesn’t have to be gnocchi; anything you would use for mac n’ cheese works, like macaroni or orecchiette. Don’t overcook the pasta because you will bake it. 

While you are boiling the pasta, caramelize a big onion and one leek (optional). Slice the onion and leeks and sautee in butter. Do not salt. Once they are browned and gorgeous add salt and pepper.

Grate a half a pound of swiss cheese.

Once pasta is cooked, drain it and toss it on a baking sheet with a little butter, caramelized onions, leeks and swiss cheese (optional: spray sheet with non-stick spray.)

Bake 20min and serve with a side of greens. Makes 4 generous servings.

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!

2 Comments

  1. Meghan says:

    You have just made this pregnant woman force her husband to go to the grocery store for pasta, onion, leeks, Swiss cheese and butter at 8:48 pm on a Friday. Good job!

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  2. Rocco Galatioto says:

    What no olive oil, a barbarian dish.

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